ADELANTO, Calif. — The Adelanto Elementary School District Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Kennon Mitchell as their new District Superintendent at their regular June 23, 2020 Board meeting by a unanimous vote.
This was the culmination of an extensive Search that began in March, 2020. There was great interest in this position with 30 candidates vying for the position. Dr. Mitchell begins service as Superintendent July 1, 2020.
Dr. Mitchell has had an extensive and very successful career that includes serving the past 9 years as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Previously he served as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction in the Los Angeles School District. He had a 13 year career in the Rialto Unified School District as an Elementary teacher, middle school Dean, Vice Principal and Principal, as well as Director of Categorical Programs.
Dr. Mitchell earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University in 2004. He also holds two Masters Degrees from Claremont Graduate University and from California State University, San Bernardino. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Mitchell is an acknowledged author of several books and publications. His latest book “Excellence by Design: A Model for Transformative Leadership in Public Schools” will be out later this year. He is also an accomplished speaker having delivered keynote addresses, commencement addresses as well as providing workshops and professional learning sessions. He has also served as an Adjunct University Professor.
Adelanto Board President Ammie Hines said “On behalf of my fellow Trustees, it is with great pleasure that I introduce our new Superintendent Dr. Kennon Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell’s proven success in raising student achievement for all students has been the hallmark of his career. His vision, passion and energy for the success of every child makes his coming to Adelanto the beginning of a bright, new and exciting era for our students, teachers and parents”.
Adelanto man asleep in Del Taco drive-thru arrested on weapon and drug violations
ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities arrested a previously convicted felon after they found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at a fast-food restaurant, officials said.
It happened on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at about 1:00 AM at the Del Taco on Highway 395, near Palmdale Road in Adelanto.
Deputies Mora and Lopez from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and located the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Leon Earl, a resident of Adelanto, in the drive-through, asleep, and foaming at the mouth.
Officials said Leon appeared to be in distress and was woken by deputies to have him checked out by medical personnel.
“During the investigation, deputies searched his vehicle and located a loaded Glock handgun, high capacity magazine and a large amount of cash,” stated a sheriff’s news release. “Leon was found to be an ex-felon who is a documented gang member.”
Leon was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for the weapons violations.
Deputy Mora authored a search warrant for his residence which was served later the same day. “During the execution of the warrant, deputies located narcotics for sale including suspected cocaine, packaging, scales, ammunition and an additional high capacity drum magazine were located,” stated authorities.
It was also discovered Leon was a wanted person by Corona Police for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with great bodily injury. Leon had bailed out of custody for the weapon violation but was arrested by Corona Police at the jail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.
Adelanto man arrested for alleged child abuse of 3-month-old
ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An Adelanto man is facing child abuse charges after detectives say he caused multiple injuries to a 3-month old.
25-year-old Jose Aragon, was arrested at his home in the 10500 block of Florence Court in the city of Adelanto and charged with PC 273a(a)- Willful Cruelty to a Child on Tuesday, July 21st.
According to a sheriff’s news release, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Detail were notified of a three-month-old victim who was admitted to Victor Valley Hospital with multiple injuries.
Through the investigation, detectives learned the victim was in the care of Jose Aragon, and while under his care, the victim sustained multiple injuries consistent with child abuse caused by Aragon, officials said.
The suspect was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Officials said the case will be submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office for review.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Cavender or Deputy Shelly Ponce at the San Bernardino County Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).
Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claims life of 47-year-old man from Coalinga
ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claimed the life of a 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA.
It happened at about 10:55 PM on July 13, 2020, in the area of Bellflower Street near Pansy Road in Adelanto.
San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located a 2008 Ford Pickup truck approximately 30-50 feet off the roadway. The driver was trapped in the mangled wreck and required major extrication.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lora Way told VVNG the pickup truck was traveling northbound on Bellflower, north of Pansy when it collided with the dirt embankment and rolled several times into the vacant field.
Way said the male was extricated and transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he passed away. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.
The identity of the deceased male will be released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.
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